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Uhuru breaks into song during State of Nation address – VIDEO

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday excited parliamentarians as he sang a famous song to illustrate the construction of a crucial road in the Coastal region.

During the State of the Nation address, President Kenyatta explained how different development projects have improved the lives of citizens.

He singled out the Mariakani-Bamba road whose tarmacking was launched on Monday during the President’s tour in the Coast.


“In Kilifi, the construction of the 51 kilometre Mariakani-Bamba road means that the famous song ‘Safari Ya Bamba ni Machero’,” the President sang amid cheers by the legislators.

“This song, honorable members, needs to be recomposed to Safari Ya Bamba ni Rero,” added President Kenyatta.

The tarmacking of this road will be done at a cost of Sh2.1 billion and is set to ease transport in Kilifi County.

President Kenyatta cited other projects in the transport sector among them the Moyale-Nairobi road, the bridge linking Rusinga Island to Mbita and the Mwatate-Taveta Road that is almost complete.